Handford Villa,


Born: 1894, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 24th August 1914; age: 20; KiA at Elouges.

Residence: Handford Villa, 1, Dillwyn Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th August 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 8768.

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference buried near this plot:

Special Memorial C.24.

Elouges Communal Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. B.J. Grayston, of 1, Dillwyn Street, Ipswich.






1901   44, Wells Street, Ipswich.


Stanley was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Harry Grayston, 48, a Letter Carrier, born Ipswich.

Bessie Jane Grayston (nee Farman), 38, born Ipswich.

Harry Hubert Grayston, 14, a Boot Heel Scorer, born Ipswich.

Lilian May Grayston, 11, born Ipswich.

Bessie Catherine Grayston, 9, born Ipswich.

Ruby Maude M. Grayston, 5, born Ipswich.

Cyril Victor George Grayston, 3, born Ipswich.

Percy William Grayston, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   44, Wells Street, Ipswich.


Stanley was 17 years old, a Moulder – Iron Foundry. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Harry, 58, a Letter Carrier – Postal Service.

Bessie, 48.

Harry, 24, a Boot Operator – Boot Manufacturer.

Bessie, 19, a Machinist – Sack Manufacturer.

Ruby, 15, a Housemaid – Private Home.

Cyril, 13, a Shop Errand Boy.

Percy, 11.

Redvers Bernard Grayston, 9, born Ipswich.

Muriel Evelyn Grayston, 7, born Ipswich.

Albert Victor Grayston, 6, born Ipswich.

Ena Victoria Grayston, 4, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Bessie Grayston – mother.


Stanley is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.


Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:


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